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Record ID: LON-5C0293
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval cast copper alloy button dating from the 19th century. The obverse of the button bears the family creast of the Wolf family featuring a demi wolf rampant with lozenge between paws. The reverse is concave and has the maker's name FIRMINS 153 STRAND LONDON // & 13 CONDUIT. The copper alloy wire loop is present. Dimensions: diameter: 23.94mm; weight: 6.11g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: LON-5BCA4E
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval to Modern copper alloy three part button from a prison warders uniform dating from AD 1860-1902. This button is domed at the front and flat at the back. The pressed design at the front consists of a central royal crown with CONVICT DEPARTMENT around. The reverse of the button has the uniform outfitters name E MILNS & Co LONDON. The copper alloy wire loop is present. Dimensions: diameter: 23.08mm; weight: 5.39g. During the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century prisons were formed of two departments, the Prison Department and the Convict Depart…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: LON-5B0E70
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval cast copper alloy Antwerp coin weight dating AD 1576. The weight is sub-square and features a shield, possible depicting the arms of Portugal, the reverse has the upright hand of Antwerp with K & I either side. The maker K I is unknown. Obverse: A shield, possible depicting the arms of Portugal. Reverse: Upright hand, between K and I, six pointed star below. Dimensions: length: 13.67mm; width: 12.50mm; weight: 1.45g. A similar coin weights on the database by maker K I is LON-278AD4. References: Withers, P. & Withers, B. 2011. Identifying Coin-Weights Found …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: LON-5AF0DC
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete copper alloy 'Venus penny' Jetton dating from AD 1490-1550. Mitchiner (1988:269 no. 835-837) Mitchiner (1988:265) writes "The 'Venus pennies' were a popular series of jettons, or reckoning counters, that were made for the merchants of Antwerp during a period when this city was the flourishing principal commercial centre of the land, and were circulated amongst the merchant classes during the first half of the sixteenth century. Obverse description: Austro-Burgundian shield in five parts: Three Lis (Burgundy modern), 3 horizontal lines, fesse (Austria), 3 oblique lines (Burg…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: LON-5AD612
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token dating from AD1648-1674. Williamson (1889:566 636). Obverse: AT . YE . GENERAL . MVNKES = W . K . M Reverse: HEAD . IN . CHVRCH . LANE = Full faced bust of a monk Demensions: diameter: 16.01mm; weight: 0.65g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: LON-373866
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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A Post Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating from AD 1579. Initial mark plain cross. Mint of London. North (1975:111, No. 1997). Obverse: Crowned bust left; rose behind head right. Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH DGANG:FR.ET:HIB REGI Reverse: Long cross fourchee on shield of Arms of England and France surmounted by date 1579. Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.'AD/VTORE/M:MEV: Dimensions: diameter: 25.04mm, weight: 3.11g Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Saturday 20th October 2018
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Record ID: LON-3732E8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token dating from AD1648-1674. Issued by Henry Hayward at the Bulwark Gate (Tower Hill). Williamson (1889:549 446). Obverse: HENRY . HAYWARD . AT = The Grocers' Arms Reverse: THE . BVLWORKE . GATE = H . A . H Demensions: diameter: 16.03mm; weight: 0.90g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers com…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
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Record ID: LON-372BD3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval copper alloy Venetian 12 Bagattini issued by Francesco Erizzo (AD 1631 -1646). Obverse description: Winged and nimbate lion of St. Mark facing right and doge kneeling left, holding staff with cross pennant,12 in exergue. Obverse inscription: S . M . V . FRA[NC .] ERI Reverse description: Christ nimbate standing facing, hand upraised in benediction. Reverse inscription: D[EFE]N . NOSTE Dimensions: diameter: 20.43mm; weight: 1.81g
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: LON-332221
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete late Medieval to Post Medieval copper alloy book clasp dating from AD1450-1650. The clasp is roughly rectangular with two squared protrusions at one end and the remains of a fan-shaped terminal with central rivet hole at the other. They are separated by a central rectangular shaped area which is decorated with a double wavy dotted line running from the rivet hole and terminating where it intercepts a vertical line with a row line of dots either side that runs between the two square protrusions. The reverse is undecorated. Dimensions: length: 33.10mm; width: 12.63mm; thic…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: LON-330CD8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy token, dating AD1490-1550. Mitchiner & Skinner (1984:152/Pl. 11; no. 41) illustrate a token which bears a similar reverse design. Obverse: Shield with indeterminate charges with pelleted border. Reverse: Eight-rayed wheel design with pelleted border. Dimensions: diameter: 14.55mm; weight: 1.68g. Reference: Mitchiner, M. and Skinner, A. 1984. English Tokens C.1425 - 1672. In Challis, C. and Blackburn, M. The British Numismatic Journal Volume 54 1985.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: LON-116FD8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval contempary lead-alloy copy of a silver shilling of James I (AD 1603-1625). Obverse: Crowned bust right. Obverse inscription:[] D: G : MAG : [] Reverse: Square shield. Reverse inscription: [] Dimensions: diameter: 34.49mm; weight: 7.80g. Other lead-alloys contempary copies on the database are LANCUM-1E58F5, LON-5537E8 and LON-5A5D2E. Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
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Record ID: LON-116AFA
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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A Post Medieval lead alloy 'Lyon' counter, dating AD 1574-1590. A similar token is depicted in Mitchiner (1998:1641 No.4606). Obverse: Rampant lion (left) with garter; crowned: HONI . SOIT - MAL . Y . PENCE Reverse: Crowned oval French sheild bearing three fleurs de lis, placed between two crowned pillars: leafy sprays around. Dimensions: diameter: 24.74 mm; weight: 3.27g. This type of token is associated with the order of the garter and Henri III of France in particular, who was invested as knight of the garter in AD 1575. Mitchiner (1998:1637) writes "These counters are characte…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
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Record ID: LON-115FB0
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete copper alloy Post Medieval hooked tag, Read Class E Type 3 (Read 2008:93 no. 329) dating from AD 1500-1600. The hooked tag has a circular plate and integral, trapezoidal lug. The plate has moulded decoration consisting of a forward facing human mask motif bordered by sub-rectangular concave segments. The tag has a mid-brown patina. There is some damage to the tag with a small hole above the human mask. Dimensions: length: 35.43mm; width: 15.50mm; thickness: 3.99mm; weigh: 2.39g. A similar example on the database is DENO-E0ADB7. Reference: Read, B. 2008. Hooked-Clasps a…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: LON-1013D4
Object type: TILE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval ceramic delftware tin glazed polychrome tile from the Rotherhithe pothouse dating to AD 1638-1650. A similar tile is recorded in Betts & Weinstein (2010:112 No.127). The complete design on a dutch tile is illustrated in Pluis (1997:301, A.01.28.04) The tile has a yellow and blue geometric foliate design. The reverse of the tile is unglazed. Dimensions: length: 127.12mm; width: 70.98mm; thickness: 11.94mm; weight: 141.35g. Reference: Betts, I.M. and Weinstein, R.I., 2010 Tin-glazed tiles from London. London: Museum of London Archaeology.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: LON-0FFEF9
Object type: TILE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval ceramic delftware tin glazed polychrome tile dating to AD 1618-1650. Similar tiles are recorded in Betts & Weinstein (2010:114 No.129-131) they write "Very similar to an example from the Pickleherring pothouse. Tiles painted with this design were also made at Rotherhithe. Dutch tiles with this design are dated 1610-40 (Pluis 1997, 250, A.01.11.83). The tile has a yellow and blue foliate design, with a central rosette with trefoil boarder, flower motif in corners. The reverse of the tile is unglazed. Dimensions: length: 128.47mm; width: 61.80mm; thicknes…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: LON-0F5ADD
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Post Medieval Saintonge ware polychrome (green/yellow) chafing dish dating from AD 1550-1600. The remaining fragment consists of one of the triangular support knops with applied forward facing mask medallion decoration, with right facing chevrons (comprising of five stamped dots on each arm) either side. The vessel has a yellow glaze and buff fabric. The complete vessel would have had areas of alternating green and yellow glaze. This is possible part of the same vessel as LON-0F55A8 which was found in the same location. ​ Similar Saintonge chafing dishes are illustrat…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
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Record ID: LON-0F55A8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Post Medieval Saintonge ware polychrome (green/yellow) chafing dish dating from AD 1550-1600. The remaining fragment consists of one of the triangular support knops with applied forward facing mask medallion decoration. The vessel has a green and yellow glaze and buff fabric. The complete vessel would have had areas of alternating green and yellow glaze. This is possible part of the same vessel as LON-0F5ADD which was found in the same location. ​ Similar Saintonge chafing dishes are illustrated in Mock (1995:76 Fig 4.6) found at Fort La Tour and Pentagoet, New France …
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
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Record ID: LON-0EBD0D
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete copper alloy 'Venus penny' Jetton of Charles V dating from AD 1527. Mitchiner (1988:265) writes "The 'Venus pennies' were a popular series of jettons, or reckoning counters, that were made for the merchants of Antwerp during a period when this city was the flourishing principal commercial centre of the land, and were circulated amongst the merchant classes during the first half of the sixteenth century. Obverse description: Austro-Burgundian shield in five parts: Three Lis (Burgundy modern), 3 horizontal lines, fesse (Austria), Brabant - lion rampant with two annulets in f…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: LON-D00748
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval cast lead alloy watch face from a toy watch dating AD 1750-1850. Not in Forsyth & Egan (2005). The dial plate has three circumferential grooves which encloses the chapter ring which is marked with engraved Arabic numeral numbering 1-12 and pellets to indicate the half-hours. Three circumferential grooves make up the inner band which encircles the dial centre. The integrally cast minute hand has an arrowhead pointer at the 2 o'clock and an hour hand at the 7 o'clock positon. The watch face has been folded and then unfolded and is bent and distorted. Dimensions: diam…
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: LON-CF3834
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy two part Norwich Weavers' Company Seal, Worsted Reformed, dating to the 17th century. Similar cloth seals on the database are NMS-0E8DB8 and NMS-2F0996. A similar seal is illustrated in Elton (2017:112) and Egan (1995:48 no.87 fig.22) Dimensions: diameter: 18.20mm; length: 36.73mm; weight: 4.97g References: Egan, G. 1992. Leaden Cloth Seals. Datasheet 3. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasbeets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford. Egan G. 1995. Lead Cloth Seals and Related items in the British Museum, British Museum Occasional Paper …
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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